Pure White Magic!

Premium white performance

The Dekalb White chickens are efficient, docile, and capable of laying up to 500 eggs in 100 weeks. As in several parts of the world the egg industry transitions from cage housing systems to cage free and free range housing systems, the Dekalb White is the perfect match for this ongoing evolution.

Adaptable and docile, the Dekalb White laying hens are the right choice for extended production cycles, superb persistency, and the Dekalb Whites are able to thrive in alternative housing systems. The Dekalb’s high number of first quality eggs are suitable for table egg or processing purposes. Because of its good temperament and docile behavior, management under today’s animal welfare standards is easy. The Dekalb White is globally recognized for her premium livability, even with intact beaks. the Dekalb Whites' good nest laying behavior is seen in all cage-free housing systems. Dekalb White, the preferred chicken breed when you are looking for premium performance! 

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The Dekalb White today

  • Highly productive & excellent feed conversion
  • Outstanding livability and good behavior
  • Successful in every poultry housing system
  • Great egg laying persistency
  • Premium eggshell quality

Cage housing

Laying period 18-100 weeks
Livability (%) 94
Age at 50% production (days) 140
Peak of production (%) 97.0
Average egg weight (g) 62.1
Eggs hen housed 486
Egg mass hen housed (kg) 30.2
Laying period 18-100 weeks
Average feed intake (g/day) 108
Cum. feed conv. rate (kg/kg) 2.03
Body weight (g) 1725
Shell strength (g/cm2) 4100
Haugh units 83


Dekalb White in alternative housing systems

Docile behavior and excellent livability allows the Dekalb White laying hens to adapt easily to a variety of environments and housing systems. From barn (floor housing), aviary, to cage free and organic, the Dekalb White laying hens can manage them all!

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Dekalb White Parent Stock

Dekalb White Parent Stock chickens layers

We are proud to offer our leading Dekalb White laying hens at the parent stock level to distributors all over the world. With the benefit of our world class breeding department, we are dedicated to providing high performance Dekalb White parent stock and Dekalb White commercial laying hens and saleable day-old chicks.

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